William Frank Cook

1860–
Medora, Macoupin, Illinois, United States

The Life of William Frank

When William Frank Cook was born in 1860, in Medora, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, Thomas Cook, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Robinson, was 34. He married Alice Eliza Mitchell on 25 December 1883, in Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Chesterfield, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

William Frank Cook
1860–
Alice Eliza Mitchell
1861–1923
Marriage: 25 December 1883
Roscoe Elmo Cook
1885–1945
Mary Elizabeth Cook
1887–
Ruby Viola Cook
1889–1979
William Webster Cook
1891–1947
Ruth Adah Cook
1894–1923
James Everett Cook
1899–1968

Spouse and Children

    Male1860–Male

    Alice Eliza Mitchell

    Female1861–1923Female

MARRIAGE
25 December 1883
Macoupin, Illinois, United States
children

(6)

    Male1885–1945Male

    Mary Elizabeth Cook

    Female1887–Female

    Female1889–1979Female

    William Webster Cook

    Male1891–1947Male

    Ruth Adah Cook

    Female1894–1923Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Cook

    Male1825–Male

    Margaret Robinson

    Female1826–1917Female

siblings

(6)

    Thomas Cook

    Male1853–1931Male

    James Cook

    Male1855–Male

    Male1860–Male

    Samuel Cook

    Male1863–Male

    Female1865–1955Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 1

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.
1863

Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 32

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating house, from Old English cōc (Latin coquus). There has been some confusion with Cocke .2 Irish and Scottish: usually identical in origin with the English name, but in some cases a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cúg ‘son of Hugo’ ( see McCook ).3 In North America Cook has absorbed examples of cognate and semantically equivalent names from other languages, such as German and Jewish Koch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Cook, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Cook in household of Thomas Cook, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Cook, "United States Census, 1900"

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